Archaeological Assessment Taking Place as Part of New WTP

A Stage 2 archaeological assessment will be conducted along the distribution system route of the new Water Treatment Plant (WTP). This assessment will require hand excavation of 30 cm deep shovel test pits, and raking along wooded areas, pastures and linear infrastructure corridors. The project team will consist of William Fitzgerald, who has worked with the Saugeen Ojibway Nation for many years, and experienced community archaeological field technicians Adrienne Brennan and Avery Robichaud. The archaeological work is anticipated to take six weeks, beginning the week of August 17.

If you are driving in the community, please be mindful of the assessment staff working on the roadside. The following areas will have archaeological work conducted in the upcoming weeks:

  • Future water treatment plant
  • Access road from Pit Road to the future WTP
  • Pit Road, from Wilmer’s Road to Community Centre Road
  • Wilmer’s Road, from Pit Road to Lighthouse Road
  • Chick’s Road
  • Point Road
  • Dock Road
  • Prairie Road, from Health Centre to 401 Road
  • Link between Prairie Road and Firehall Road
  • Link between Maadookii Crescent and Prairie Road
  • Sandy Beach Road
  • Parts of Port Elgin Road and Boundary Road
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